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Default Hip replacement surgery - if I survive I'm getting a new router

I'm getting a new right hip on February 7th. As a reward for having great insurance (which means it will cost me nothing for all medical services), I'm getting a new router. My 41-year-old Craftsman (bought several years ago from a guy who used it once in 1984 for 40 dollars including case, 19 bits, and still had the hang tags on it), has served me well but I'm ready to get another one.

As I'm more a DIY than fine woodworker, I'm seriously considering the Bosch GKF125CEN with additional plunge base and new edge guide. I'll still look for a big one for a future router table, but in the meantime, I'll get good use out of a smaller palm router.

All the reviews and demos I've seen have been positive. For less than $300 I can get it all with new bits. Is there anything I'm missing in considering this Bosch?

Yours for a new hip and router,
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Best wishes on your hip surgery as well as a quick recovery.
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Lot of Bosch router lovers here, I am sure they will chime in soon. Best of luck on the surgery, I am amazed at how fast they will have you up and moving.
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Best of luck with the hip Steve . I don’t think you can go wrong with Bosch. Personally I would jump up to the 1617EVSPK though .
I hear you can get great deals on refurbished ones if your budget doesn’t allow

https://www.boschtools.com/ca/en/bos...evspk-27718-p/

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Good morning Steve,

First and foremost I too wish you a fast and speedy recovery.
You can not go wrong with Bosch router's of my arsenal of 17 routers, (i just counted)
I have at least 4 Bosch router's. 2 of them the pony palm router, one with a fixed base and one with the newer plunge base. Also I have in the larger 2 1617EVS Bosch routers as well. These have been great. The one has been on a Jess-um router lift insert in my right side of my Jet exacta saw since I bought it over 15 years ago maybe longer. I use my router's a lot as I'm out there everyday all day long. This router I just replaced the bearings in as they started squealing on the power down. This router is back and running like new.

Bosch stays on the leading edge of technology and builds some fantastic tools.
Just my 2 cents worth.
If have questions about other brands I have several others that work great too.

Hope that helps

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Good luck on the surgery Steve. I think you will like the Bosch.
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Of all the folks I know who are 'bionic' hip-wise, they all swear by it. Best gift they ever received. A word to the wise however, do your post-op exercises like your life depends on it; your Physio is your new best friend.
Another vote here for the Bosch 1617EVSPK (the EVSPK is the kit with both fixed and plunge bases). It comes with both 1/2" and 1/4" collets so you can use whichever shank size bits you want. At 2 1/4HP it has lots of power for pretty much anything you ask of it.
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Of all the folks I know who are 'bionic' hip-wise, they all swear by it. Best gift they ever received. A word to the wise however, do your post-op exercises like your life depends on it; your Physio is your new best friend.
Another vote here for the Bosch 1617EVSPK (the EVSPK is the kit with both fixed and plunge bases). It comes with both 1/2" and 1/4" collets so you can use whichever shank size bits you want. At 2 1/4HP it has lots of power for pretty much anything you ask of it.
Dan's spot on especially with the rehab. I've had both knees and a shoulder in the last 6 years and can tell you from experience that PT is your best friend. It won't be pleasant at first but that's what the pain killers are for but try to use as little of those you can. Stay ahead of the pain so it doesn't take over, it will be shorter than you'd think. I think my wife took them fro a week before not needing them and did very well. Everyone is different but I can tell you I transitioned from Oxy to Tylenol 3 quickly and then stopped altogether. But your PT is going to determine how well you recover and move afterwards. No skimping, no excuses. It's that important and will be over faster than you realize when you look back. Also don't try to over achieve, go at the pace set or you could cause a setback. It's not a race and the docs and PTs know their stuff and will guide you along. Each is different so take advantage of the skill and knowledge. Just a heads up, you be feeling way better real soon.

And yes, the 1617EVSPK is a great router. I have two of them and use them often. No complaints and I'd buy them again. It's like I ask the wife when we go to dinner, "would you get it again"?
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Steve,

Good luck with the surgery. I know several people who have gone through it and the level of success depends on the following of the exercises. One guy never exercises and he is always using his wheel chair, while others who exercise are walking and enjoying the painless new knees.

I recently bought the Bosch EV1617 combo and I am happy I did.

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What Steve said. I have two hips and a knee so far. What Doug said about up and around, the day after my afternoon operation, I was underway with a walker. There are a lot of self guided exercises they give you, and they work like a charm. Many can be done in a bed, and doing them on my own helper a lot until I could go to the professional PT guys.

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